Morning Star Venus shines brightly from the eastern sky this morning as seen from the Chicago area. Venus outshines all other objects this morning other than the waning gibbous moon that is high in the south. Bright Jupiter appears low in the eastern sky, 16 degrees to the lower left of Venus. Venus and Jupiter appear close together on the morning of October 25. Mars is rapidly moving eastward toward Jupiter. They appear close together on the morning of October 18. This morning, Mars is 4.5 degrees to the lower left of the star Regulus.
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